This Honeycrisp Arugula Date Farro Salad is a flavor-packed, texture-filled, sweet and savory fall salad! Complete with chewy farro, chopped apples, sweet dates, toasted pecans, shaved parmesan, and peppery arugula, this is a salad you will crave all season long. It's tossed with an orange maple vinaigrette that will quickly become your new favorite homemade dressing!
Add the farro, chopped apples, dates, pecans, shallots, parmesan cheese, and arugula to a large bowl. Season with a pinch or two of salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Toss to combine. Add desired amount of the vinaigrette and toss again to coat. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve with extra vinaigrette.
In a small bowl, whisk together the shallot, garlic, orange zest, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, dijon, salt, and pepper until combined. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until combined and season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.
*I like to use the quick cooking farro from Trader Joe's, because it's just that - quick! It only takes 10 minutes, and it's just as good as the stuff that takes longer to cook.